Hands-free or not, driving and phone conversations don’t mix.
As you bomb down the hill, putting distance between yourself and the over-eager transients, you realize you’re on a direct collision course with a delivery truck. You wave your arms to get the driver’s attention, but he’s talking on the phone through his Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket W/ Mic Bud Headphones and doesn’t even notice you. The truck knocks you off your skateboard through the front window of a furniture store, where you ironically fly straight over all the mattresses and land face-first on a coffee table.
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couldn't have said it better myself - straight up sucks. Only thing these buds have going for them is they look cool. They are advertised as having great lows, but they dont even come close. I've had a pair of the $19.95 skullcandies you get at target that had much better sound than these. Don't waste your money. For a great sounding pair of skullcandys, go with the "Asym"
These are good buds. Not the top-of-the-line, but deliver great tunes. For the money, you can't go wrong. I got them for snowboarding and the occasional gym run and have no complaints. I love the fact that they come with several different buds b/c my ears have a weird shape that always screws me when it comes to earbuds sticking in there just right. There is a size for everyone in this package and the noise canceling/molding ones rock. Used them on the airplane and actually got some pretty good cancellation. I was impressed. As far as the mic, forget about it. It sucks. I used it with my iphone and the earphones/mic that the iphones come with absolutely smoke these. So just use these for their music purposes and you'll be fine. No durability issues after several flights, about 4 days of boarding, and several recreational uses. Going strong.
Thick lows and stays in my ear. For buds, they do the job, and do it well.
These ear buds don't sound very good. I tried them with my computer, my stereo, my iPod, and my iPhone, and no matter what the source, the music sounds muffled. There is a heavy bias towards bass - the lows are almost overpowering, but the mids and highs are barely there. My $20 Apple ear buds that I bought 5 years ago sound better, and are much lighter and more comfortable to boot.
I bought these for my iPhone but found that they work well with my iPod as well. The mic button will start and stop music without unlocking my iPod and I can even use the mic for voice control. The metal breaded cord is a little stiff and can get kinked well stuffed in my pocket. I still love it though, cause these have a shorter cord that are literal they exact length form my ears to the bottom of my pocket, which prevents it for getting caught on stuff like the extremely long cord on my smokin buds.
they broke the second day
these things came in the mail in a beat up box i used them for one day and the clicker started to screw up and fast forward stuff next thing i know the left ear piece goes out and the right ne doesnt even work tht good any more. i read alot of reviews on them and no one else has this problem im sure its just a fluke but it sure does suck i hope they will replace them
Hands free anyone? Mine are now, with these Skullcandy FMJ's. It is actually very convienant to be able to talk to someone while doing "other things". For all you big wigs out there, you will never miss another big confrence call because your "on the road". We all know I'm, I mean, you are crushing the glades at Jay.
These are easy to operate and field verified. So rock out with your FMJ's out (and take the call. you might have to pick up milk on the way home).
Don't do it. . . . .
They look cool, offer some great features, but they are not durable. I went through three pairs (Skullcandy is cool about warranty stuff) and had the same result. The sounds is good, the phone feature worked well with my old LG Chocolate III and my droid BUT on all three pairs the cord seperated from the plug and stopped transmitting sound all together. If you want a great pair of buds for two weeks hit them up, if you're looking for something to last you for a while I would look elsewhere.
waste of money
they dont even fit into ur ears. they just slip out. and at this price, u gotta be kidding me. ur better off getting some ipod headphones.
waste of money !!!
Carying case, headphones, ear buds, attached microphone, warranty card, and some artsy foam packaging.
5 sets of buds total for all different shaped and sized ears.
Best Bud Around For The Money
I have tried just about every bud style headphone out there, and these are my favorites for the money. The white ones I use have a fabric wrapped cord so it doesn't get super easily tangled (like the Nixon buds) but unlike the Nixon's it doesn't cause the scratching noise when you don't have your music playing. As far as music quality goes, it sounds about the best of any bud I have heard under $100. The base is nice and full and only makes the crappy thump noise on SUPER base heavy songs at full volume on my iPod. If I notch the volume down 1 or 2 (which I probably should do for ear health anyways) it goes right away. The trebble is also nice and crisp without sounding hollow like you usually find with cheap buds.
Speaking to the phone capabilities, it works with my BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Curve, and HTC MyTouch 3G. I also have an iPhone in the house and it works with that as well. There is a mute/answer call button on the microphone which is handy although it wont work to hang up the phone call. As far as ambient noise goes, I know the other reviewer had some problems, but I literally use these things to talk on the phone while I am riding my freaking MOTORCYCLE! I just put the cord inside of my helmet up to the microphone part. I ask people all the time and everybody can hear me fine and nobody hears ambient noise or wind. Its a bullet bike and those things rev super high, and I am not going slow ;-)
These things also come with a small, medium, and large size ear bud cones as well as 2 pairs of marshmellow like squishy ones that you squish small and they expand in your ears. Also comes with a little fabric carrying case.
work well, just stand still and see
They sound good, people can hear me and understand me when I'm riding a bike while talking on my iPhone. Two problems are:
1 heavy mic pulls buds out of ears when active
2 transference of wind noise from cables through ear buds is fairly extreme